July92014
One of my summer goals, completed: read #thenewyorker in an unlikely place. (at Garm, Tajikistan)

One of my summer goals, completed: read #thenewyorker in an unlikely place. (at Garm, Tajikistan)

July72014
Ferris wheel! (at Botanic Garden Dushanbe)

Ferris wheel! (at Botanic Garden Dushanbe)

July62014
Mobile bee hives, #Tajikistan (at Romit)

Mobile bee hives, #Tajikistan (at Romit)

May112014
#wales (at Cardiff Castle)

#wales (at Cardiff Castle)

wales 

March52014
March12014
Cork (at Kinlay House)

Cork (at Kinlay House)

February282014
Flowers on the ramparts (at Blarney Castle)

Flowers on the ramparts (at Blarney Castle)

February262014
February232014

everythingroyalty:

Get to Know Me Meme || (1/5) favourite royal facts: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark making illustrations for The Lord of the Rings

In the early 1970s when she was still Heiress Presumptive, the Queen was inspired to illustrate The Lord of the Rings after having been a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works from a very young age. She sent her illustrations to Tolkien, who was struck by the similarity to the style of his own drawings. In 1977, Queen Margrethe’s drawings were published in the Danish translation of the book (Ringenes Herre), redrawn by the British artist Eric Fraser, and with that she became an official Tolkien artist. Under her pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer, her illustrations were also featured in a British edition of The Lord of the Rings, published by HarperCollins.

(via madis-hartte)

5PM
Tiled hall with #Ferozkoh Afghan sculptures. Why has no one told me before about how amazing this place is? (at Leighton House Museum)

Tiled hall with #Ferozkoh Afghan sculptures. Why has no one told me before about how amazing this place is? (at Leighton House Museum)

February192014

Is Concern over Terrorism Creeping into Central Asia Valid, or Exaggerated?

"The risks of the Taliban spreading into Central Asia have been greatly exaggerated; however, the narrative of a terrorist threat is a boon to regimes justifying oppression of domestic opposition. Uncritical support of ‘anti-terrorist’ operations therefore risks increasing the real threat to stability - the radicalization of opposition groups, and the loss of government legitimacy."

(My post for the Armed Conflict Reduction Monitor)

February132014
February22014
All my childhood medieval fantasies come true (at Windsor Castle)

All my childhood medieval fantasies come true (at Windsor Castle)

January262014
Flower market, Sunday rain

Flower market, Sunday rain

January52014
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